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Help for parts for a lack luster PC

Jan 20, 2017 7:14PM PST

I have a Dell Optiplex 780. I am looking for good inexpensive parts that can run games such as Rust, Civ 6, etc. My processor is an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E8400. Thank you!

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I'd shop the Nvidia 1050.
Jan 20, 2017 7:38PM PST

Should be a fairly good match. I'd also pop for a SSD too but you will want to keep you expectations in check. Finally, a pair of 4GB RAM sticks so you maximize what you have.

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Jan 20, 2017 9:02PM PST

That machine comes in 3 case sizes....mt/dt/sff.
Tell which one you have....might be on the label.

Tell if you have a 32 or 64 bit OS.

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Jan 21, 2017 1:28AM PST

I have 64 bit. and the case size is ssf

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Jan 21, 2017 5:09AM PST
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Limited Options
Jan 23, 2017 7:17PM PST

As Bob_B already said your small form factor case (SFF not SSF as you stated) can only accomodate a half-height graphics card. These are few and far between. If you can find a half-height (i.e. low profile) GTX750 it might just work for you. Your power supply is marginal. If you're only running one hard drive and one stick of RAM memory you might get away with adding a graphics card to the existing load on the power supply.
Other options include transferring everything to a wider (i.e. standard mid-tower) case. This is a lot cheaper than buying a new computer. You could even replace the power supply with a brand new 400 or 500 watt model for about $40 US. Add more RAM if you can afford it, and even an SSD to make the whole rig zoom along faster. But the minimum expense may be a case plus graphics card.
Anyway, for the games you mentioned your existing E8400 cpu is still adequate to handle those as well as some more demanding games.

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